Innovative Affiliation Expands Skilled Nursing Services for Southeast Florida Residents
Weston, FLORIDA (May 25, 2019)
The VNA Health Group and world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Florida announced a new joint venture that provides expanded home health care services for Broward County, Florida residents. The newly formed affiliation will be called Cleveland Clinic Florida Visiting Nurses.
The innovative program will provide skilled nursing services and home health assistance for residents. In addition to skilled home health nursing services, rehabilitation therapy (physical, occupational, speech), certified home health aide care, social work services, joint replacement follow-up care, wound care, ostomy care, and medication management services will also be provided.
“We are incredibly excited to announce this unique arrangement with Cleveland Clinic Florida, which will reach an even greater number of residents in need,” said Steven Landers, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group. “In the ever-changing landscape of home health care, the need for innovation and new ideas is clear and we are thrilled to embark on this mission with such an incredible partner and team.”
Wael Barsoum, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic’s Florida region added, “Through this relationship, we look forward to providing additional care and services to facilitate the healing process for our patients. Now more than ever, patients want to receive care in an outpatient setting or at home. We are now able to offer skilled nursing services in the environment that is best suited for patients’ physical, psychological and emotional well- being, with a high-quality, trusted partner like the VNA group.”
Visiting Nurse Association Health Group headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey has been serving New Jersey residents since 1912. In 2017, the company made history by announcing the first cross-state merger between the VNA Health Group and the VNA of Ohio.
The joint venture arrangement with Cleveland Clinic Florida is VNA’s first expansion into Southeast Florida. VNA Health Group is the second largest nonprofit VNA in the country and largest in the state of New Jersey. Cleveland Clinic Florida has been operating in Weston, Florida since 1987 and currently serves residents in 41 locations, including hospitals and outpatient centers across the state.
Currently, the joint venture will serve residents in Broward County. However, both entities plan to expand into Miami Dade and Palm Beach counties very soon.
For more information on Cleveland Clinic Florida Visiting Nurses please call 1-800-799-4988.
About Cleveland Clinic Florida
Cleveland Clinic Florida is a nonprofit, multi-specialty, academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. With locations in Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Indian River, Martin, and Port St. Lucie, Cleveland Clinic Florida’s physicians have expertise in 55 specialties. The Weston medical campus is fully integrated and includes diagnostic centers, outpatient surgery, and a 24-hour emergency department. Cleveland Clinic Florida ranked #1 among the best hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and fourth in Florida in US News & World Report’s 2018-2019 ranking of Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Providing outstanding patient care is based on the principles of cooperation, compassion, and innovation. Physicians at Cleveland Clinic are experts in the treatment of complex conditions that are difficult to diagnose. For more information about Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About VNA Health Group
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Health Group is the largest independent, nonprofit provider of home-based health services in New Jersey and Mid-Central Ohio. Founded over 105 years ago, VNA Health Group helps individuals and families achieve their best level of health by providing high quality, compassionate home health-based care. Currently, VNA Health Group employs nearly 2,500 people and cares for over 150,000 individuals and families annually with a special focus on children and older adults. For more information about the VNA Health Group and the VNAHG Foundation, please call 800.862.3330, visit www.vnahg.org. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VNAHealthGroup or @VNAHealthGroup.
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